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True football fans will immediately identify with the La Roja Imperial Burger. For those of you who are not a hardcore football fan, La Roja is a term that refers to the national Spanish football team, also called La Furia Roja (The Red Fury). The famous football team never fails to make waves and stun spectators in every one of their FIFA matches. Yes, the team led by Sergio Ramos, I’m sure we all know the name.
Everyone knows Spain has fantastic football players in their football tea, so for this burger to be named after them practically guarantees it’s dynamite taste!
What is the La Roja Imperial Burger?
The La Roja Imperial Burger is an invention of the Offside Restaurant based on the National Football Team of Spain. Representing the fury red from the team, the La Roja Imperial Burger is made with fresh jumbo shrimps on top of their juicy beef patty. Other ingredients include red capsicum, tomato-based sauce, onions and cheddar cheese, of course, because what is a burger without one.
Yes, the La Roja Imperial Burger is red on red, and if you’re not a fan of beef, you also have a choice of chicken patty instead.
The relationship between burgers and sports
Burgers and sports have had a long-standing relationship with each other for the longest of times. In fact, almost every sports game you go to from basketball, surfing, and football to even the Olympics will have fries, burgers and other snacks during their games. As a matter of fact, McDonald’s is known to sponsor many sports events like the Olympics, FIFA and the American Football League.
Some might say it’s ironic to combine burgers and sports. This is because burgers are fast-food, something that is bad for your health. In contrast, sports are activities that improve health and highlights the importance of an active lifestyle. However, while athletes need to keep healthy, sports fan are known to consume fast and convenient food to avoid missing the games. It’s probably also important to note that while athletes do need to manage their diet intake, athletes require more energy and fuel than average people. as their body goes through a lot more stress from training.
During the Olympics, burgers became an essential diet to athletes; some would even consume 3 times the average portion as it gives them enough calories and protein to help them recover from their rigorous training.
Nutritional Value in La Roja Burger
Fast food is unhealthy because it is processed meat. Still, burgers, especially home-made burgers, can actually provide you with the calories you need, especially after a big workout. As you would already know, beef and chicken are both excellent sources of protein needed for muscle building and recovery. Eating shrimp, on the other hand, help promote a healthy heart and provide you with Omega-3 that is required in your cardiovascular functions.
Besides, capsicum is a good source of Vitamin E that can help your body tissues heal.
Where to get the La Roja Imperial Burger
There is only one place in the world where you can get the La Roja Imperial Burger, and you’re lucky it’s here in Malaysia. Offside is specifically located in Subang Jaya and the burger is sold at only RM17! It’s a fantastic burger joint for football enthusiast to gather as they also have a variety of burgers inspired by other football teams including the Taegeuk Warriors from Korea and Socceroos from Australia.
For more burger options, you can scroll the foodpanda app and seek out from an abundance of restaurant choices that are located close to you.